- May 13th, 2019 by Graham Kilmer
- May 3rd, 2015 by Christopher Hillard
- Jan 27th, 2015 by David Brown, Dawn McCarthy and Tom Voss
- Jul 23rd, 2014 by Jeff Beutner
- Nov 15th, 2013 by Dave Schlabowske
- Apr 29th, 2013 by Jeramey Jannene
Recent Press Releases Referencing Veterans Affairs
"Members of our nation’s armed forces have served with courage and honor and should have a place to call home."
MPA Launches Fundraising Campaign To Add I-94, Hank Aaron State Trail Signage for Milwaukee Soldiers HomeDec 18th, 2013 by Milwaukee Preservation Alliance
National Trust offers $5,000 matching grant for public donations through the end of 2013
Today, the grand structure continues to dominate the landscape, but is in dire need of repair.
Former campus director home at Soldiers Home complex. Designed by architect Edward Townsend Mix. Building was one of three buildings made available for redevelopment in December 2018.
The central building of the historic Soldiers Home Complex. A partnership of Alexander Company and the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee will redevelop the building into housing for veterans starting in 2019. Designed by architect Edward Townsend Mix. Used as a long-term care center for veterans until 1989. Building owned by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
Designed by architect Henry C. Koch. Part of the historic Soldiers Home complex built after the Civil War. Building was one of three buildings made available for redevelopment in December 2018.
Ward Memorial Theater was designed by Henry C. Koch and constructed in 1881. It was originally constructed as a two-story multi-purpose building that included a hall, restaurant, and train passenger waiting room. The Hall was also used as a worship space until the construction of a freestanding chapel. In 1897, the building was remodeled for use solely as a theater and hosted many appearances by lecturers, vaudeville troupes, and musicians. Performers appearing elsewhere in Milwaukee often gave free shows at the Theater for veterans’ benefit. As the motion picture industry developed, the theater acquired equipment to show movies. Today, Ward Memorial Theater has experienced significant roof and water infiltration damage, leaving portions exposed to the elements. In November 2011, one of the theater’s most notable features, a stained glass window depicting a life-sized figure of General Ulysses S. Grant mounted on a bay horse, was removed from the theater for safekeeping until repairs are complete. Part of Soldiers Home complex of buildings